Course placement is required prior to enrollment in all English and Math classes (except ENGLC098 and MATHC005). Take our Placement test (or submit one of the alternative options listed below) to determine the appropriate level of English or math in which to enroll. It is recommended that students schedule their placement testing (or submit proof of placement) prior to the end of their first semester of enrollment and no later than four weeks prior to enrolling in a Math or English course. Prepare for our placement tests by using the preparatory materials (available below) prior to scheduling your placement test.
Preparing for the English and math placement test is a great way to invest in your future and can reduce the number of courses you may need to take prior to graduation – saving you time and money!
Coastline Community College offers a free, open-entry online academy that allows you to build on your skills as you prepare for the English and math placement tests.
Additional preparatory resources for placement tests include:
Military Program students can schedule a test session with their local Coastline Military Student Advisor.
Corporate students and military students not located in proximity to a Military Student Advisor may identify a proctor in their local area using the criteria below and submit the Proctor Agreement Form. Supporting documentation is required to confirm the proctor’s identity and credentials. Coastline will send your proctor the test instructions within 1-3 business days of receiving your completed Proctor Agreement Form. Test sessions should be scheduled directly with your proctor.
Proctors must be one of the following and also submit documentation to show proof of identity and credentials:
Other accommodations can be made for students deployed or in remote locations; contact our office for other options.
Allow approximately 2-4 business days after taking an online test for official results to be posted. Students taking online tests may print preliminary results upon completion of their test but will not be able to register immediately.
Standard postal services are used to mail test packets from and to our office. Mail service and manual scoring can delay official results.
Students may enroll after they have received their official results via email or after seeing their placement results in MyCCC. Placement results can be found on the student’s MyCCC Unofficial Transcript and in DegreeWorks.
If extenuating circumstances have prevented you from doing your best on your placement test, you may have the option of re-testing.
The following may also be eligible for assessing a student’s placement level and are subject to interpretation by Coastline College:
Math Placement: All students wishing to enroll in MATHC008, MATHC010, MATHC030, MATHC100, MATHC115, MATHC120, MATHC160, MATHC170, or MATHC180 must satisfy one of the following:
Note: Students cannot place into MATHC185 from the Placement Test. Transcripts showing proof of placement will be required for placement into this level.
|Course Prereq*||Coastline Placement Test**||ASSET Test**|
|Math 008||Math 005||Yes||N/A|
|Math 010||Math 008||Yes||Yes|
|Math 030***||Math 010||Yes||Yes|
|Math 100***||Math 030||Yes||Yes|
|Math 115***||Math 030||Yes||Yes|
|Math 120***||Math 030||Yes||N/A|
|Math 160***||Math 030||Yes||Yes|
|Math 170***||Math 120||Yes||Yes|
|Math 180***||Math 120 & 115; or Math 170||Yes||Yes|
|Math 185***||Math 180||N/A||Yes|
* With Grade of 'C' or better
** With Qualifying Score
*** Successful completion of this class meets Math Competency requirement
NOTE: The ASSET Test is not administered by Coastline Community College and is being phased out by the Navy.
Students can satisfy math competency with one of the following:
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